I’m A Celebrity’s Josie Gibson reached the end of her tether with Nigel Farage after he stopped her from doing a Bushtucker Trial during Friday’s episode.
Josie became camp leader by default following Danielle Harold’s departure and the This Morning host, 38, took a seat on her throne as JLS singer Marvin Humes, 38, brought news that the latest Bushtucker Trial was Christmas-themed.
Former Big Brother winner Josie jumped at the opportunity to do the trial only to be batted down by former politician Nigel, 59, who insisted that he had the experience needed to succeed having done a number of challenges earlier in the series.
But Nigel’s argument did not go down well with Josie, who insisted he simply wanted to do another trial because he wanted more airtime and needed ‘to prove himself to the nation’.
After Marvin informed the group of the trial, Josie said: ‘I’m going to do it. If you want me to do it, I’ll do it.’
I’m A Celebrity ‘s Josie Gibson reached the end of her tether with Nigel Farage after he stopped her from doing a Bushtucker Trial during Friday’s episode
Former politician Nigel, 59, insisted he had the experience needed to succeed having done a number of challenges earlier in the series
Former boxer Tony Bellew, 41, asked: ‘Are you going to be scared of anything that’s landed on you? Because right now we need stars?’
Josie said: ‘I’m scared of all of it… but you feel like you need to win stars and maybe I’ve not got the minerals.’
Nigel explained his reasons for wanting to go saying: ‘I did a lot of Bushtucker Trials in the early phases, you boys have now caught up. So it’s my turn. My turn, simple as that.’
Marvin said: ‘I’m happy to do it.’
Tony said: ‘I’m the same.’
Josie said: ‘I feel like I need to prove myself a bit now.’
Nigel said: ‘Josie, you don’t need to. You’ve got to go into this saying I’m not frightened of whatever they’re going to throw at me. If you can’t say… then you shouldn’t do it, is my view.’
Josie replied: ‘I was saying I want to prove myself and you were going, “You shouldn’t do it, you shouldn’t do it”.’
Marvin and Nigel were chosen to take part in the trial after JLS singer Marvin, 38, informed his campmates the challenge would be Christmas-themed
It comes after former politician Nigel told food critic Grace Dent, 50, before her departure, about his plan to reach a ‘new audience’ and get 25 percent more air time by doing trials
Nigel said: ‘You’re proving yourself by being here.’
Former Made In Chelsea cast member Sam Thompson, 31, said separately: ‘Josie, if you want to do it, you do it.’
Josie said: ‘No, it’s alright. Let Nige do it, he wants the air time.’
In the Bush Telegraph Josie said: ‘I should have fought my corner a bit more but he wants the airtime because he wants to prove himself to the nation.’
It comes after Nigel previously admitted he wanted to take part in trials to receive 25 per cent of the show’s airtime.
Last month, he told food critic Grace Dent, 50, before her departure, about his plan to reach a ‘new audience’.
He explained: ‘If you do the challenges, it’s 25 per cent of the airtime. I’m looking at reaching a whole new audience.’
Nigel looked disappointed as he waved off former campmate, YouTuber Nella Rose, 26, to take part in the No Time To Cry trial after she was voted by the public to do it.
Afterwards, Ant and Dec made a joke about Nigel’s comment, saying: ‘Shortly we’ll be going into camp to reveal who’ll be getting 25 per cent of the airtime tomorrow.’
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues Saturday 9 December at 9.30pm on ITV1 and ITVX.